Dec 31, 2015

How Has Your Trading Changed in 2015?

I think it's good to look back and review your trading over the last year if you are still looking for a sustainable way to trade. For me, it changed completely on top of itself and the best thing I have felt is a change in stress levels.

Dec 30, 2015

Can a Retail Trader Be Risk Free?

Well, that is what I am looking to find out as you see my data gathering over the past few months in index options. The answer is that for a retail trader, there isn't such thing as risk free. However, there is something known as trading safely with a very high chance of success.

Dec 28, 2015

Dec 22, 2015

New Options Arbitrage Position Entry (jan monthlys) and Forex Adjustment

Hey forex and option traders! Well it's Tuesday and as we head into Christmas the forex markets are really thin. Today there were two different things that happened.

Dec 17, 2015

Wrapping Up the Week (closing index options and forex position overview)

Today (Thursday) I finally closed the December monthly spx/oex index options trades that I have been tracking for a few weeks and was able to profit. Also, we have seen a decent size sell-off in the eur/usd and gbp/usd. My positions are pretty large, but still staying balance in the hedges as you will see. I did do some management of 10% of the eur/usd side in hopes to sell it back out higher.

Dec 16, 2015

My Forex Setup Ahead of Fed Rate Announcement

Well I am looking to really put the triangular hedge to the test. If you have watched the previous days' video you will see my position is using a lot of the available margin in my account. However, I have two different sets of 0.01 lot rounds that I can use to manage the margin/cost basis as the market moves.

Dec 14, 2015

Live Forex Trading Example of Why Triangular Hedging is Better than Directional Risk

Ok so if you were watching lately I had one final short in the usd/cad that I thought was free money. As a trader, you know there is no such thing and you have to work for everything you get to keep. The market proved that yet again, but it also illustrated why directional forex trading is so bad and now my account is getting to the point where it's not worth the risk to ever do it again no matter how high the usd/cad goes.

Dec 11, 2015

Forex Profits and Index Options Data

Well I don't have a specific % because after I closed out my triangular hedges in the overnight trade with the eur/usd, eur/aud, and aud/usd my leg short on the usd/cad that I thought was near risk-less whipped up 100 pips in my face.

Dec 9, 2015

Making Good Money in Forex (4.63%)

Well some may say this is good for a yearly return, but I have attained it in one day using the forex strategy. If you have been following along, you know this is basically the second round of profits taken since getting back to the triangular hedging.

Dec 8, 2015

1.1%

Alright were back baby. Here is the first sweep through of profits since ending the eur/usd long battle that I mistakenly found myself in. So here we see that managing the entire triangular hedge rather than just one of the three optimizes the time you can get in and out of this type of hedge and the amount of profit you can make in a given time frame.

Dec 3, 2015

Finally Ended my EUR/USD Long War with Big Profit

As you know, each of my last few updates at the end of the week have been about staying long the eur/usd day after day. Today the price hit its lowest point in the past month, but then got a bid of almost 400 pips higher. I had some limit orders to take profit that hit and closed some manually.